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This little guy here, the Aedes Aegypti is responsible for Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue fever.
This mosquito is most active and likely to bit during the day, in the first few hours after sunrise and before sunset.
With the current worry about Zika virus and it’s possible association with microcephaly in newborns, it’s a good time to review the differences in these illnesses, Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue, all caused by viruses transmitted by a mosquito bite.
Symptoms of Zika
According to the Centers for Disease Control, CDC, Zika may be associated with microcephaly and other serious complications for newborn babies. I emphasize the words “may be” associated as this is being actively studied right now.
Do you know what Antibiotic Resistance is? And why you should care about it?
Since the 1940’s when antibiotics were first used during WW 2, their use has become ubiquitous.
Prior to that infections caused by bacteria could be fatal. Many people died because of bacterial infections that their own bodies couldn’t fight off. Strept throat, bladder infections, bronchitis, ear infections, STDs, you name it, have all been treated with antibiotics for decades.